In the wake of current shootings, a new bill was introduced that will restrict the sale of body armor, according to The Hill. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) introduced the bill that will require the FBI to establish standards for who is allowed to buy body armor, which includes bullet-resistant vests, with exception to police and other public safety officials.
“In addition to the House passed background checks bill, it’s time to require anyone seeking sophisticated body armor to get sign-off from the FBI,” tweeted Schumer. He then went on to write that those who intended on mass shootings were typically the people who were purchasing body armor in the first place. Along the line of ensuring control over who can obtain body armor, Schumer also intends to push for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to allow a House-passed universal background check measure to get a full Senate vote.